Diagnostic Exercises

Exercise 1

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Read the following paragraph aloud and underline the words or phrases you have trouble pronouncing.

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Which individual sounds were difficult to pronounce? (Example: l, r, v)

Which sounds were difficult to pronounce together? (Example: sp, fl, pr)

Which words were difficult to pronounce in isolation? (Ex: accommodate, firmly)

Which words and sounds were easy for you to pronounce?

What patterns of difficulty do you notice? (Ex: l/r sounds, word endings, multi-syllabic words)

Read the paragraph again with a partner, and see if he/she notices the same things.

Exercise 2

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Last updated: 15 February, 2010 02:43:16